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Episode 64 | Just… Edgy

This week’s episode was recorded on March 27th, 2016. The show this week features guests Nick and Tia joining Mike to talk about “edgy” comic books and what that really means.  Their comic picks for the week were Darth Vader #18, Fight Cub 2 #10, and Omega Men #10. Be prepared for a few soapboxes and rants. Relevant Links Mike – @mikerapin Nick – @dethstarplnz Tia on Tumblr Timestamps: Start/Last Week in Comics – 00:00:00 Comic Picks – 00:32:05 Edgy Comics and Tropes – 00:38:46 Edgy Comics and Story Structure – 01:03:26 Credits – 01:26:00 Rebirth, BvS, and Marvel/DC movie talkz – 01:27:25 This week’s music was by Moderator and Infinity Shred. This week’s episode was produced by Mike Rapin and edited by Zander Riggs. Have a question? Want us to talk about a topic? Submit discussion topics to our subreddit /r/IReadComicBooks and get a hold of us here: ircb@destroythecyb.org – @ircbpodcast & #IReadComicBooks – destroythecyborg.tumblr.com. And we want to give a warm shout out to #PodernFamily listeners! Hello! Stitcher | TuneIn | Overcast

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Episode 63 | Those Darn Comic Book Contracts

This week’s episode was recorded on March 20th, 2016. Our show this week is brought to you by Nick, George, and Mike. Their comic picks for this week were The Spire #7, Batman #50, Bloodshot Annual #1, and Obi-Wan and Obi-Wan and Anakin #3. This week’s focal discussion was about the implications of comic book exclusivity contracts and the episode is rounded out with a chat about the Batman vs. Superman movie.  Relevant Links Mike – @mikerapin Nick – @dethstarplnz George – @georgembenson Timestamps: Start/Last Week in Comics – 00:00:00 Comic Picks – 00:16:01 Exclusivity Contracts – 00:28:14 Credits – 01:09:50 This week’s music was by The Four Owls and Infinity Shred. This week’s episode was produced by Mike Rapin and edited by Zander Riggs. Have a question? Want us to talk about a topic? Submit discussion topics to our subreddit /r/IReadComicBooks and get a hold of us here: ircb@destroythecyb.org – @ircbpodcast & #IReadComicBooks – destroythecyborg.tumblr.com And we want to give a warm shout out to #PodernFamily listeners! Hello! Stitcher | TuneIn | Overcast

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Episode 62 | What’s your favorite Daredevil creative team?

This week’s episode was recorded on March 13th, 2016. On this week’s episode, Paul and Kate join Mike to talk comics and the best creative teams/runs of Daredevil, why they’re the best, and how they differed. Things spin outward into Daredevil TV show and other related show discussion. Relevant Links Mike – @mikerapin Kate – @KateSkocelas Paul – @OhHiPaulie Timestamps: Start/Last Week In Comics – 00:00:00 Comic Picks – 00:18:51 Daredevil Creative Teams – 00:30:20 Daredevil and superhero TV shows – 01:08:37 Credits – 01:15:49 Wonder Woman – 01:17:14 This week’s music was by GARREN and Infinity Shred. This week’s episode was produced by Mike Rapin and edited by Zander Riggs. Have a question? Want us to talk about a topic? Submit discussion topics to our subreddit /r/IReadComicBooks and get a hold of us here: ircb@destroythecyb.org – @ircbpodcast & #IReadComicBooks – destroythecyborg.tumblr.com And we want to give a warm shout out to #PodernFamily listeners! Hello! Stitcher | TuneIn | Overcast

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Episode 61 | Skin Cape

This week’s episode was recorded on March 6th, 2016. Host Mike Rapin is joined by Tia Vasiliou and Brian Murray to chat comics (their picks for the week: All-New Wolverine #6, Insexts #4, and Spider-Gwen #6) and super hero costumes–who has the best, the most iconic, and the cosplayability of most super hero costumes. Admittedly, the episode gets away from them… Relevant Links Mike – @mikerapin Tia on Tumblr Brian – @Brianhead Spider-Man: The Musical Harry and the Potters Draco & The Malfoys Kate or Die Timestamps: Start/Last Week in Comics – 00:00:00 Comic Picks – 00:17:55 Character/Costume Design – 00:26:02 Credits – 01:04:31 Scrotums and alternate universe comics – 01:05:35 This week’s music was by Kruder & Dorfmeister and Infinity Shred. This week’s episode was produced by Mike Rapin and edited by Zander Riggs. Have a question? Want us to talk about a topic? Submit discussion topics to our subreddit /r/IReadComicBooks and get a hold of us here: ircb@destroythecyb.org – @ircbpodcast & #IReadComicBooks – destroythecyborg.tumblr.com And we want to give a warm shout out to #PodernFamily listeners! Hello! Stitcher | TuneIn | Overcast

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Episode 60 | Take Your Comic Storage to 11

This week’s episode was recorded on February 28th, 2016. This week, Tia Vasiliou, Paul Jaissle, and host Mike Rapin talked their comic picks (Black Widow #1 and Mockingbird #1) and moved on to having a nice long chat about comic book storage. Actually, it was closer to Tia explaining how to store your comics for generations to come and how most modern care techniques are, unfortunately, bad. Relevant Links Mike – @mikerapin Tia on Tumblr Paul – @OhHiPaulie Timestamps: Start/Last Week in Comics – 00:00:00 Comic Picks – 00:17:57 Comic Book Collection, Protection, and Storage – 00:24:27 Comic Book Organization – 00:51:11 Credits – 00:57:43 Energy Drinks and Middle Names – 00:59:10 This week’s music was by Poldoore and Infinity Shred. This week’s episode was produced by Mike Rapin and edited by Zander Riggs. Have a question? Want us to talk about a topic? Submit discussion topics to our subreddit /r/IReadComicBooks and get a hold of us here: ircb@destroythecyb.org – @ircbpodcast & #IReadComicBooks – destroythecyborg.tumblr.com And we want to give a warm shout out to #PodernFamily listeners! Hello! Stitcher | TuneIn | Overcast

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Episode 59 | Rebirth is a trick title

This week’s episode was recorded on February 21st, 2016. This week, Nick, Paul, and Mike chat their comic picks (Karnak #2, Cry Havoc #2, Hellboy and the BPRD: 1953 Beyond the Fences #1), then move on to talking about DC’s Rebirth–guessing at why it’s happening, what it means, and who this “not-a-reboot” is really for. Relevant Links Mike – @mikerapin Nick – @dethstarplnz Paul – @OhHiPaulie Geoff Johns’ interview about DC Rebirth on CBR Timestamps: Start/Last Week in Comics – 00:00:00 Comic Picks – 00:13:02 DC’s Rebirth – 00:23:31 Credits – 00:57:29 Exclusive artists – 00:58:46 This week’s music was by Bonobo and Infinity Shred. This week’s episode was produced by Mike Rapin and edited by Zander Riggs. Have a question? Want us to talk about a topic? Submit discussion topics to our subreddit /r/IReadComicBooks and get a hold of us here: cyborg@destroythecyb.org – @destroythecyb & #IReadComicBooks – destroythecyborg.tumblr.com And we want to give a warm shout out to #PodernFamily listeners! Hello! Stitcher | TuneIn | Overcast

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Episode 58 | What’s the deal with social media?

This week’s episode was recorded on February 13th, 2016. This week, Mike, Nick, and Jeff talk comics, their comic picks (Archie #6, Imperium #13, and Snowfall #1). After tangenting for a bit, the focus of the show (barely) manages to stick to the topic of the “social contract” between comic creators and their fans on social media. Relevant Links Mike – @mikerapin Nick – @dethstarplnz Jeff – @JeffOffMic Kylo Ren Funko Pop Dan Slott – @danslott Gail Simone – @gailsimone Timestamps: Start/Last Week In Comics – 00:00:00 Comic Picks – 00:25:29 Comic Creators and Expectations is Social Media – 00:35:47 Credits – 01:01:59 Kylo Ren and Funko Pop – 01:03:12 This week’s music was by Cee-Roo and Infinity Shred. This week’s episode was produced by Mike Rapin and edited by Zander Riggs. Have a question? Want us to talk about a topic? Submit discussion topics to our subreddit /r/IReadComicBooks and get a hold of us here: cyborg@destroythecyb.org – @destroythecyb & #IReadComicBooks – destroythecyborg.tumblr.com And we want to give a warm shout out to #PodernFamily listeners! Hello! Stitcher | TuneIn | Overcast

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Episode 57 | The Great Debate

This week’s episode was recorded on February 7th, 2016. This week’s episode was a special one. After comic picks (Constantine: The Hellblazer #9, Darth Vader #16, Snow Blind #3, Batman #49, Love and Rockets: New Stories Vol 8), Tia Vasiliou, Kate Skocelas, Nick White, Paul Jaissle, and Mike Rapin focus the show on The Great Debate: Comic Book Restaging – Why or Why not? Each side of the argument–Kate and Tia (for) v. Nick and Paul (against)–are given time to make their points on the subject. Relevant Links Mike – @mikerapin Kate – @KateSkocelas Tia on Tumblr Nick – @dethstarplnz Paul – @OhHiPaulie Timecodes Start/Last Week in Comics – 00:00:00 Comic Picks – 00:00:12:48 The Great Debate part 1 – 00:21:48 The Great Debate part 2 – 00:42:56 The Great Debate Closing Remarks – 01:03:04 Credits – 01:09:14 This week’s music was by Atmosphere (“Camera Thief”, “Sunshine”, & “Arthur’s Song”) and Infinity Shred. This week’s episode was produced by Mike Rapin and edited by Zander Riggs. Have a question? Want us to talk about a topic? Submit discussion topics to our subreddit /r/IReadComicBooks and get a hold of us here: cyborg@destroythecyb.org – @destroythecyb & #IReadComicBooks – destroythecyborg.tumblr.com And we want to give a warm shout out to #PodernFamily listeners! Hello! Stitcher | TuneIn | Overcast

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Episode 56 | THE ANNUAL

This week’s episode was recorded on January 31st, 2016. This episode of I Read Comic Books is a special one as it marks one full year of recording our show. Host Mike Rapin is joined by long-time guests Nick White and Paul Jaissle and the show’s editor, Zander Riggs. They talk comics they’ve read recently and books they’re excited for this week (Paper Girls #5, Captain Marvel #2, and Green Arrow #49), but this week is a weird/special one. There’s no focal topic outside of chatting about the past year of the show. So, if this is your first episode… you may be a bit lost. Next week, we’ll be back to our regular show. Relevant Links (and thanks to everyone who’s been on the show!) Mike – @mikerapin Zander – @xanderwithaz Nick – @dethstarplnz Paul – @OhHiPaulie Brian – @brianhead Jon – @sirgiggles Kate – @KateSkocelas Tia on Tumblr James – @jamesroberthahn Tommy – @thomasav George – @georgembenson Timecodes Start/Last Week in Comics – 00:00:00 Comic Picks – 00:28:59 THE ANNUAL – 00:39:48 Credits – 01:27:11 Vader, Winamp, and Skynet – 01:28:37 This week’s music was by Yung Bae and Infinity Shred. This week’s episode was produced by Mike Rapin and edited by Zander Riggs. Have a question? Want us to talk about a topic? Submit discussion topics to our subreddit /r/IReadComicBooks and get a hold of us here: cyborg@destroythecyb.org – @destroythecyb & #IReadComicBooks – destroythecyborg.tumblr.com And we want to give a shout out to #PodernFamily listeners! Hello! Stitcher | TuneIn

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Episode 55 | Checking In With Dropped Comics

This week’s episode was recorded on January 24th, 2016. This week, Tia Vasiliou, Kate Skocelas, and Mike Rapin chat about comics they read in the past week or so and books they’re excited for this upcoming week (Angela: Queen of Hel #4, Black Magick #4, and Cry Havoc #1) with only a little meandering onto various other topics. Then, for this week’s primary topic, Kate brought up the idea of following up on books you may have dropped and what ever happened to them. The topic diverged from there and was ultimately pretty awesome. Relevant Links Mike – @mikerapin Kate – @KateSkocelas Tia on Tumblr Timecodes Start/Last Week In Comics – 00:00:00 Comic Picks – 00:25:26 The Series That Got Away – 00:38:59 Credits – 01:07:30 After Credits – 01:08:28 This week’s music was by Gaslab and Infinity Shred. This week’s episode was produced by Mike Rapin and edited by Zander Riggs. Have a question? Want us to talk about a topic? Submit discussion topics to our subreddit /r/IReadComicBooks and get a hold of us here: cyborg@destroythecyb.org – @destroythecyb & #IReadComicBooks – destroythecyborg.tumblr.com And we want to give a shout out to #PodernFamily listeners! Hello! Stitcher | TuneIn

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